Lowe’s Invests in rooftop solar panel installations

In line with its goal to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, Lowe’s has unveiled details of rooftop solar panel installations at 174 store and distribution center locations nationwide, including 20 sites currently in operation. Once each site is completed, the solar panels will provide approximately 90% of the energy usage at each location. […]

McDonald’s to shift supply chain to solar energy

McDonald’s has partnered with its suppliers on a deal to purchase enough renewable energy from Enel North America to power its US supply chain. The restaurant and its North American Logistics Council will buy renewable energy and certificates from Enel’s Blue Jay solar project, which comes online next year and provide the group with enough […]

Albertsons opts for solar to help power Shaw’s stores

Albertsons has started building a large solar array in Maine, which will ultimately generate 8.5 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy to help power its Shaw’s banner stores in the state. Working with Dynamic Energy and Soltage, the grocer expects to complete work on the solar farm by the end of this year. Progressive Grocer

Stop & Shop rolling out EV charging stations

Stop & Shop plans to have more than 50 electric vehicle charging stations from Volta Industries at stores across its Northeastern market by the end of this year. Supermarket News

Giant Eagle sets 2040 as its net-zero carbon target

Giant Eagle wants to reduce its carbon footprint up to 50% by 2030 on its way toward a goal of zero net-carbon emissions by 2040. The grocer’s plan includes converting all of its 200-truck fleet to alternative energy, investing in green energy solutions and rolling out more efficient smart lighting and greener HVAC systems, among […]

Sustainability’s New Road Map: 4 keys about green parking

The idea of green building is here to stay, as the popularity of the LEED rating system attests. And now another structure presents opportunities for greater sustainability: The parking garage. New thinking and new technology make it possible to reduce the environmental impact of parking structures and to improve communities through eco-aware parking services. Following […]